There are many ways to burn incense. Stick, cone, powder and granular incense can be safely burned in a pot of sand, soil or salt; which may also be used for extinguishing smudge sticks after a cleansing or sweat lodge session. The simple wooden ashcatcher
safely holds stick incense as do some of the more elaborate and decorative variations. For stick incense I favour the Incense Box
. The incense burns inside the closed box, the ash is contained and the fragrant smoke lazily drifting out through the decorative holes can be quite relaxing and meditative and easily incorporated into ritual if desired.
Many people’s earliest memories of incense is the large brass thurible
used in various catholic churches and often found in temples as well. These are available in a range of sizes and can be quite expensive. The small, brass hanging burner
shown here is of a size more suited to the home or ritual room.Click on any of the items below for more details.
The thumbnail pictures below are simply made a convenient size for the list and bear no relation to the relative size of individual items. For actual sizes & more details, click on the names (not pictures) of any of the items below.